Balmorhea  Pop.906   Alt. 3,205

Balmorhea State park One of the Wold's largest spring-fed swimming pools in Balmorhea State Park


Established by firm of land promoters in 1906, town site was in center of 14,000-acre tract watered by famous San Solomon Springs. Today remains center of irrigated farming.

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At historic San Solomon Springs, facilities include motel, camping and trailer sites, rest rooms with hot showers, shaded picnic areas, and playground. Huge walled swimming pool fed by the springs at rate of 22-26 million gallons daily. With 62,000-square-foot surface, pool is one of the largest man-made pools in the U.S.; lifeguards on duty fourth Fri. in may through Labor Day, noon-8 p.m. Springs were important watering place for buffalo, Indians, and pioneers. Today, supplies irrigation needs. Four miles west on Texas 17. Open year round; admission. (915)375-2370.

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